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20 years ago, a Dallas pastor was stabbed 47 times, and 2 innocent men paid for it


May 12, 2019

Updated at 1:41 p.m. with comment from the original prosecutor in the case, Rick Jackson, who denied withholding evidence and said he believes Stanley Mozee and Dennis Allen are guilty. Stanley Mozee and Dennis Allen waited 19 1/2 years for this moment — for the courts to confirm they were innocent in the stabbing death of a South Dallas minister. Their time finally …

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Killer at large after man shot in Garland neighborhood early Saturday


May 12, 2019

Homicide detectives are investigating a deadly shooting in a Garland neighborhood early Saturday. Officers were called just after 2 a.m. to the 200 block of Rio Rita Drive, where they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. Police identified the victim as Edgar Mendoza Chico, 44, of Garland. No arrests have been …

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Police suspect ex-Texas cadet purposely fired shots that wounded 3 classmates


May 12, 2019

Officials in southeast Texas have enhanced charges against a former police cadet in connection with a shooting that wounded three other cadets last month. Police are no longer sure 21-year-old Clayton Whatley accidentally fired his gun during training April 25, according to the Galveston County Daily News. The shooting happened at College of the Mainland Law Enforcement Training Academy in Texas City, about 35 …

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Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of college baseball player from Keller


May 12, 2019

A 23-year-old man was arrested Saturday, accused of killing a University of New Mexico baseball player from North Texas. Darian Bashir faces a murder charge in the shooting death of 23-year-old Jackson Weller, a Keller native. Police found Bashir in an apartment Friday night, and arrested him shortly after midnight, officials said. Police said he was caught on surveillance video shooting Weller …

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Police identify man’s body found floating near I-20 in southeast Oak Cliff


May 12, 2019

: Revised to include the victim’s identity. Dallas police are investigating after a passerby spotted a man’s body floating in southeast Oak Cliff on Friday afternoon. A water-rescue unit from Dallas Fire-Rescue was sent to the area near Interstate 20 and Bonnie View Road around 3 p.m. after a motorist stuck in traffic saw the body. Authorities found 26-year-old Hilario Lopez Jr. floating face down …

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Houston braces itself amid new round of flash-flood warnings


May 12, 2019

HOUSTON (AP) — People in the flood-prone Houston area are bracing themselves as flash-flood warnings have been issued amid another wave of rain that’s sending rivers and bayous over their banks. The National Weather Service issued a flash-flood watch through Saturday evening for Houston and surrounding counties. The agency says the region saw about 1 to 3 inches of rain …

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Man shot and killed behind gas station near Eastex Freeway, Beltway 8


May 12, 2019

Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect who they say fatally shot a man behind a gas station in north Harris County early Saturday morning. Officials responded shortly before 4 a.m. to reports of a man lying in a gas station parking lot off the Eastex Freeway near Aldine Bender Road, several miles south of Humble. The victim appeared to …

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Man who reported girl missing arrested in her disappearance


May 12, 2019

HOUSTON (AP) — The man who reported last weekend that 4-year-old Maleah Davis had been abducted was arrested near Houston in connection with her disappearance and police said they found her blood in his apartment. Derion Vence, who had lived with Maleah and her mother, was arrested Saturday without incident at his brother’s home in Sugar Land, Texas, about 22 …

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Houston under flash flood watch through 7 p.m.


May 12, 2019

Weather forecasters have placed Houston, parts of Harris County and nearby counties along the Gulf Coast under a flash flood watch through 7 p.m. Saturday, as rain began falling early afternoon on areas hit by heavy rainfall during the week. Showers and thunderstorms continued to hit coastal counties Saturday afternoon, while spreading into the Houston area and prompting the National …

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18-wheeler overturns on 610 South Loop, prompting delays


May 12, 2019

An 18-wheeler heading north on 610 South Loop crashed and overturned Saturday morning, blocking several lanes of the freeway near Manchester Street, Houston police said. Drivers should expect delays in the area, according to a tweet from the police department. BARGE COLLISION: Houston Ship Channel remains closed after tanker collision spills gasoline It was not immediately clear if anyone was …

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